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Brian Keith Merck, 55, Caulfield, Missouri, died August 20, 2022 at his home in Caulfield, Missouri.

He was born the son of the late Jimmy Lee Merck and Joyce Kay Merck on February 1, 1967 in Ventura, California.

He was married to Jennifer Lea Collins on March 31, 2018 in the state of Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Lea Collins; three children, Jesse Collins and wife Lexie; Jade Wulff and husband Adam, and Jaxon Collins and fiancée Amanda Brege; three siblings, Pamela Spendlove, Aimee McDougle, and Vicki Prewitt and husband, Richard; eight grandchildren, Jragen Collins, Jagger Collins, Jazlie Collins, Jameson Keating, Jensen Collins, Liam Collins, J.D. Wulff, and Aizlea Wulff.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date, by Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri



  1. M. Fulmer
    August 26, 2022 @ 3:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss..your family is in our prayers

  2. Vicki Prewitt
    August 26, 2022 @ 8:16 pm

    I love you so much Brian. I still can’t believe it’s true that you’re actually gone. You will remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. It’s crazy how much you look like Uncle Carly. Know all those times that we were talking about you wanting to spend more time with mom. Now you have it. Please make sure you give mom a big hug for me. I love you and I will see you again one day.

  3. Amber Redburn
    August 28, 2022 @ 4:57 pm

    Jennifer, Jesse/Lexie & Family, Jade/Adam & Family, and Jaxon/Amanda,

    My Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of Brian. I will have all of you in my daily prayers and thoughts. May God comfort, encourage, strengthen, and give each of you peace. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,